(20 ILCS 2310/2310-218)
Phlebotomy on children and adults with
intellectual and developmental disabilities.
(a) As used in this Section, "phlebotomist" means a person specifically trained to draw blood for diagnostic purposes in a health care setting.
(b) The Department shall make available training materials that ensure that all phlebotomists are trained in the most current methods of drawing blood from children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The materials shall conform to the best available practices used for drawing blood in a safe manner that is as comfortable as possible for the individual from whom blood is drawn and for the families, guardians, caretakers, or companions of the individual accompanying him or her while blood is drawn. The Department shall review these materials every 3 years to ensure that they conform with the best available practices.
(c) The Department shall ensure that health care providers, as that term is defined under the Health Care Services Lien Act, and laboratories, as that term is defined under the Illinois Clinical Laboratory and Blood Bank Act, that employ a phlebotomist incorporate the training described in subsection (b) as part of a phlebotomist's initial employment training and as part of any ongoing training to maintain competencies and certifications as a phlebotomist.
(d) This Section does not apply to nonprofit blood banks or the affiliated laboratories of nonprofit blood banks.
(Source: P.A. 101-542, eff. 1-1-20